Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The League of Secret Heroes: Cape

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Book Review - The League of Secret Heroes: Cape

The League of Secret Heroes: Cape

About the Book
Hidden Figures meets Wonder Woman in this action-packed, comic-inspired adventure about a brilliant girl puzzler who discovers she’s part of a superhero team!

Josie O’Malley does a lot to help out Mam after her father goes off to fight the Nazis, but she wishes she could do more—like all those caped heroes who now seem to have disappeared. If Josie can’t fly and control weather like her idol, Zenobia, maybe she can put her math smarts to use cracking puzzles for the government.

After an official tosses out her puzzler test because she’s a girl, it soon becomes clear that an even more top-secret agency has its eye on Josie, along with two other applicants: Akiko and Mae. The trio bonds over their shared love of female superhero celebrities, from Hauntima to Zenobia to Hopscotch But during one extraordinary afternoon, they find themselves transformed into the newest (and youngest!) superheroes in town. As the girls’ abilities slowly begin to emerge, they learn that their skills will be crucial in thwarting a shapeshifting henchman of Hitler, and, just maybe, in solving an even larger mystery about the superheroes who’ve recently gone missing.

Inspired by remarkable real-life women from World War II—the human computers and earliest programmers called “the ENIAC Six”—this pulse-pounding adventure features bold action and brave thinking, with forty-eight pages of comic book style graphic panels throughout the book. Readers will want to don their own capes for an adventure, and realize they have the power to be a superhero, too!

My Take on the Book
I am always a fan of superheroes and having superheroes that are a female group is even more exciting, especially being a dad of daughters. Not only is this a superhero book, but it is also a historical fiction adventure. The characters in this book are so unique and work so well together. For me the story was solid but the relationships between the characters were also one of the highlights within the book itself. The book is well researched and you feel as if you are being transported into the era. The book is written for kids in mind, which is even better as not all superhero book are. You will love the diverse characters, action and story!

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